It’s when you know you’re licked before you begin but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what” (Lee 149). When Atticus says this it’s realized that Ms. Dubose wasn’t the only courageous person in the novel beating her painkiller addiction before dying but Atticus was courageous too knowing he wasn’t going to win the trial but doing it anyway no matter what came his way. A mockingbird represents a lot in this novel. For one it represented Tom Robinson. When his children receive guns Atticus strictly says not to kill mockingbirds.
Atticus was a very patient and understanding man, yet he was very stubborn when he knew what was right. Many times throughout “To Kill a Mockingbird” he demonstrated his ability to stay rational and see others’ points of views. One intense instance he was able to stay rational in was in front of the jailhouse when the group of men came to attempt to kill Tom Robinson, Scout depicted his actions by saying, “We saw Atticus look up from his newspaper. He closed it, folded it deliberately, dropped it in his lap, and pushed his hat to the back of his head” (Lee 201). Scout did not understand at the moment why the men were there, but her father knew full well that if he did not stop them someone would be murdered.
How one is treated, feels, and ultimately grows, is all based off of personal involvement, leading into important decisions. Rational decisions do not come out of being impulsive. Quite frankly, it is the opposite. When any being makes a decision expeditiously, the out come is being based off of one thought, not because one feels there is an apparent destiny that has to be withheld. In the tragic love story, Romeo and Juliet, and “Pyramus and Thisbe” the impatient decisions of not only the “star-crossed lovers” but their companions and families conclusively result in the death of the children.
Acting quickly when making critical decisions without thinking logically can have severe consequences in all acts of life. In Shakespeare’s play Romeo and Juliet, there are several times throughout the play when a character lets their emotions get the best of them. Almost every time someone makes the decision to act on impulse, it causes a chain reaction that gets worse as the play goes on. Throughout Romeo and Juliet, the characters don’t give themselves enough time to think about their actions, and their impulsive actions lead to Romeo and Juliet’s marriage, fights between the families, and the deaths of the two lovers. Romeo and Juliet’s impulsive actions led them to meet each other and eventually marry.
“Never make permanent decisions on temporary emotions.” -Wiz Khalifa. Often times people make the mistake of getting caught up in how they are feeling in the moment and make quick, illogical decisions that they would not normally make. If the characters in Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet are delineated, it is clear that they often do this. Lord Capulet and Romeo can be used to corroborate this message. Capulet’s quick decisions are caused because of his feelings of anger while Romeo’s rash decisions are caused because of his feelings of love.
Author Stieg Larsson once wrote, “Impulsive actions led to trouble, and trouble could have unpleasant consequences.” In the play Romeo and Juliet, written by William Shakespeare, each characters have a flaw that are used against their circumstances. Very rarely does a character in this story thought about the consequences of their actions before they did something, resulting in devastating outcomes. Granted, the main characters of the story have a noticeable weakness that contributes to their tragic ends. Romeo and Juliet both have a fatal flaw of being too impulsive when it comes to love and decisions. Their impulsiveness for each other first occur during Act 2 Scene 2, when Juliet professes her love for Romeo on her balcony.
Evidently, Shakespeare argues that it is important to make decisions based on logical reasoning rather than let ourselves be influenced by strong emotions because it will allow us to truly understand the consequences, protect our loved ones, and maintain autonomy over our own lives. Making decisions when we are in a sound state of mind forces us to consider all the potential consequences of our actions. For example, when Romeo finds out that he has been banished from Verona for killing Tybalt, he is very distraught. “In what vile part of this anatomy / Doth my name lodge? tell me, that I may sack / The hateful mansion.
Consequences Of Hasty Decisions in Romeo and Juliet Having to make decisions in a short amount of time can lead to choices irrational choices with life-changing consequences. Because people think of a solution too quickly, a hasty decision may not consider all the possibilities, and have obvious faults. Many characters in William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet exhibit hastiness, but Romeo makes hasty decisions frequently, and he usually winds up suffering the consequences of his own decisions. Romeo shows many examples of haste in Romeo and Juliet, the first example being him falling in love with Juliet during the Capulet party after only knowing each other for a short evening. Another example is Romeo getting married to Juliet after only spending
People make thoughtless decisions when they are overcome by emotion and the outcome of their decisions are unlikely to end well. This is a recurring issue in the play The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet. The first poor decision made in the play is when Romeo is weeping over not being able to marry Rosaline, the love of his life. In an attempt to lift Romeo’s depressing mood, Benvolio creates a plan where he and Romeo will join the Capulet’s party so that Romeo’s eyes will be open and he will see how many other amazing girls are in Verona. During Act l Scene 4 when they arrive at the Capulet’s party, Romeo sees a girl, Juliet, and states “Did my heart love till now?
It teaches them to make careful and well thought out choices, as well as to not make decisions based on emotions. If the characters in Romeo and Juliet were more mature and disciplined, then none of these consequences would have occurred, resulting in a play that’s not a